Distracted driving has always been a major factor contributing to car accidents. The rise in smartphones has created a brand new distraction: texting while driving. Texting-while-driving accidents are becoming all too common. Studies show that texting creates an even greater level of distraction for drivers than drunk driving.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident because another person was texting while driving, you should contact a St. Louis car accident attorney to see if you are eligible for compensation.
In the state of Missouri, texting while driving is only illegal for novice drivers (drivers age 21 and under). In addition, if a texting driver hits you, that driver may be required to pay punitive damages if you file a personal injury claim.
Our firm has more than 65 years of experience as injury lawyers. We are ready to evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve after a texting-while-driving car accident. The settlement could provide for medical bills, rehabilitation, pain, suffering and more. If you’ve been in an accident due to someone texting while driving, it’s best to contact us or call us toll-free as soon as possible following your accident.